Full Day Addis Ababa City Tour Ethiopia
Duration: Approximately 8-9 hours
Overview: Embark on a comprehensive exploration of Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, with our Full Day City Tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history, diverse culture, and vibrant atmosphere of this dynamic city. From ancient landmarks to modern attractions, this tour offers a deep dive into the heart and soul of Addis Ababa.
- National Museum of Ethiopia: Begin your day by visiting the National Museum of Ethiopia, located in the heart of Addis Ababa. Explore the museum’s extensive collection, including the famous fossilized remains of “Lucy,” a 3.2 million-year-old hominid. Learn about Ethiopia’s ancient civilizations, art, and cultural heritage.
- Holy Trinity Cathedral: Next, we will visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral, one of the most important religious sites in Addis Ababa. Admire the stunning architecture and intricate artwork of this Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Explore the beautiful gardens surrounding the cathedral and learn about its historical significance.
- Ethnological Museum: Continue your journey to the Ethnological Museum, located within the former palace of Emperor Haile Selassie. Discover Ethiopia’s diverse ethnic groups, their traditions, and customs. The museum showcases a vast collection of artifacts, traditional clothing, and religious items, providing a fascinating insight into the country’s cultural diversity.
- Lunch: Enjoy a delicious traditional Ethiopian lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor the flavors of authentic Ethiopian cuisine. Indulge in injera (a sourdough flatbread) accompanied by a variety of flavorful stews and dishes.
- Merkato Market: After lunch, we will visit Merkato Market, one of Africa’s largest open-air markets. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you stroll through the bustling streets filled with colorful stalls. Explore the wide range of goods, including traditional crafts, spices, textiles, and fresh produce. Interact with friendly vendors and experience the local culture.
- Red Terror Martyrs’ Memorial Museum: Next, we will visit the Red Terror Martyrs’ Memorial Museum, dedicated to the victims of the Ethiopian Red Terror regime. Gain insight into Ethiopia’s turbulent history and learn about the atrocities committed during this period. The museum provides a somber yet important reminder of the country’s past.
- Mount Entoto: To conclude the tour, we will drive to Mount Entoto, offering panoramic views of Addis Ababa. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and capture memorable photos of the city skyline. Visit the Entoto Maryam Church, a significant religious site, and learn about its historical importance.
Note: The tour itinerary can be customized based on your preferences and time constraints. Additional attractions, such as the Addis Ababa Museum or the African Union Headquarters, can be included upon request.
- Professional tour guide
- Transportation in a comfortable vehicle
- Entrance fees to museums and attractions
- Traditional Ethiopian lunch
- Bottled water
- Additional meals and snacks
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities for the guide and driver
Please note that this is a full-day tour package, and the starting and ending times can be adjusted to fit your schedule. Our knowledgeable guides will ensure a memorable and informative experience as you explore the vibrant city of Addis Ababa.